Open Your Heart is proud to highlight our grantee partner, 360 Communities. Thanks to our generous supporters, Open Your Heart recently granted 360 Communities with funding toward two, two-door upright solid steel door freezers to replace warehouse freezers at the end of their lifespans, having difficulty maintaining temperature, and breaking seals.
360 Communities’ staff and volunteers provide hope and support to more than 16,000 individuals each year with 9 programs in over 40 locations, including a network of five food shelves, two domestic violence shelters, two resource centers, and two programs that support school success from birth through high school graduation. About 1,200 volunteers donate their time, energy and talent in support of 360 Communities annually.
These two freezers will provide more storage of frozen items than 360 Communities’ current freezer can store. Additionally, with new seals, the temperature will be better controlled, thereby reducing the ice buildup and necessary weekly defrosting. Frozen proteins can be ordered as needed and not dictated by freezer capacity and defrosting schedules. These two new freezers will provide additional food storage and support the increased capacity of individuals served.
Thank you, 360 Communities, for everything you do!